Creating curb appeal for selling your home

Posted by Gurpreet Ghatehora on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 6:50am.

When selling your home, the outside of your home is just as important to potential buyers as the inside. By dressing up the outside of your home, you get the chance to make a strong first impression by offering buyers a “total package” home.

Landscaping

Your lawn is important and its an easy project to complete before selling your home. By weeding and fertilizing your lawn, you can give your home a relatively inexpensive face lift. Landscaping also refers to your gardens. If you have gardens that are overgrown or completely unused, consider transplanting some low maintenance bushes or adding some pre-grown potted flowers. Although this will take a bit of elbow grease and cost a bit more money, it will make your home look pulled together and lush. A pretty exterior is a good way to catch the eyes of buyers.

Do a tidy up

Cutting the grass and freshening up the garden is important, but so is ensuring things are generally clean. Hosing down the outside of the house is a good place to start. Seasonal dirt and grime can build up on the exterior of your home making your brick or siding looking dull. The same is true of your exterior window panes, make sure you clean the, thoroughly. Finally, pressure washing your driveway and walkways is a good idea. Try to remove any oil stains, and even replace any cracked or broken walkway stones. Selling your home quickly often comes down to the first impression people get from a property.

Curb appeal is an important feature of the home selling process to consider. The inside and outside of your home should both be tackled when getting ready to put your home on the market. Sometimes a general clean-up of both areas is enough to get the property show-ready. Take stock of your home’s frontage, and see what you can do to improve it, without spending a fortune. Often selling your home comes down to the superficial bits and pieces.

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